Aleppo

This Is Not The First Attack On Aid Workers In Syria - But It Must Be The Last

Mike Adamson | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

Volunteers are not collateral damage. They are not acceptable targets when a ceasefire ends. Ceasefire or no, the rules of international humanitarian law still apply. Safe access must mean safe access. Guarantees given by fighting parties must be honoured. This recent attack has horrified people across the world. It has also denied 78,000 people of much-needed aid. These attacks cannot and must not continue. We call for all aid workers to be respected and protected. This, sadly, may not be the first time aid workers have been attacked. But it should be - it must be - the last.

This Is The Moment A Medic Risked His Life To Save A Baby From A Collapsed Building

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

This is the moment a medic clambers up to the top of a building that’s almost wholly collapsed to rescue a mother and baby. The heroic incident took...

Freelancing In Aleppo, Pro Bono

Natasha Freidus | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Natasha Freidus

Last week when a U.S presidential candidate asked "What is Aleppo?" in response to a question about his policy plans for Syria, I was just as disguste...

An Eight-Year-Old Boy Describes The Moment An Aleppo Airstrike Killed His Sisters

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK

Eight-year-old Abbas should be out playing with his friends. Instead he’s mourning his three younger sisters, who were all killed in an airstrike la...

Shocking -Syria And The Dehumanisation Of Misery?

Simon Sapper | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK
Simon Sapper

he images and story of the "boy in the ambulance" surely pushed buttons in most of us, highlighting graphically the desperate siege of Aleppo and its residents, screaming "look at this, you must look at this" in an anaesthetised or uncaring world. But here's a thing: Would all the people (including me) who are upset by this photo give a thought about his life/welfare/education/family/prospects if he hadn't just been pulled out of a pile of rubble?

Little Boy In Aleppo: Heartbreaking Image Spurs Emotions And A Call For Help

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

Omran is then left sitting quietly, appearing stunned and disturbed by the ordeal. He runs his hand over his face and looks at the blood before wiping it away. Imagine if this was your child? As a mother, seeing images like this is traumatic, we feel helpless and want to raise more awareness within the mainstream media that innocent children should not have to pay the price for wars.

Exploding Bomb Interrupts Little Syrian Girl Singing To Her Mother

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

WARNING: THIS REPORT CONTAINS FOOTAGE SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING It could be any happy home movie. A bright-eyed little girl sings for a woma...

This Is How Children In Syria Are Spending The Summer Holidays

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

Warning: This article contains images some may find distressing A heartbreaking image of a five-year-old Syrian boy sitting bloodied and alone in the ...

Aleppo Is Not the New Srebrenica - It's the Old Aleppo

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Mitchell's "new Srebrenica" line echoes Jan Egeland, the United Nations official who's responsible for trying to broker humanitarian access in Syria. The effectiveness - or otherwise - of UN efforts to deliver aid into Syria has been one of the many vexed issues of this crisis. With Srebrenica (as with Rwanda) the UN failed abysmally. Is it going to fail with Syria as well? Let's fervently hope not. And let's hope that Aleppo stays at the centre of international attention. Because, even without a standalone massacre of Srebrenica's magnitude, Aleppo is already a frightening humanitarian emergency. Aleppo isn't the new Srebrenica, it's the old Aleppo. And that's easily bad enough.

One Year on From Arriving In Britain as a Syrian Refugee

Ahmad al-Rashid | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Ahmad al-Rashid

It has been one year since I arrived in the UK coming from Syria. One year ago, I made the perilous journey from Syria all the way to the UK. I joined thousands of people who made the difficult choice to resort to the sea to escape the five-year long and brutal war in Syria. A war which has brought the country to its knees and forced half of the nation out of their homes and caused one of the worst humanitarian crises since World War Two.

Syrians Are Human Beings, Just Like Us

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Wailing moans of loss will continue to reverberate in the Syrian air as long as the elephants involved continue to promote their egos. It is unclear how to stop these, but one thing must be made clear; if concrete steps are not taken, eventually we will pay the price. Finally, the time has come to lend whatever assistance we can to alleviate the suffering of Syrians. Remember, they are humans, just like us.

Incredible Jo Cox Tribute From Streets Of Syria Shows 'Global Solidarity'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

An image of a man standing in war-torn Aleppo, holding a sign paying tribute to killed MP Jo Cox, has been described by her husband as an "amazing" si...

Syria: Is This the End of Hope?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Five long years of protests, violence, suffering, bloodletting, proxy wars, fresh hopes marooned on jagged deceptions, untold misery, the barbarity of pseudo-religious claims, and the cheap venom of human beings pitted against each other.

Syria After Four Years: Back to the Dark Ages

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

It's worth remembering that the vast majority of horror-show videos from Syria in the last four years have shown atrocities coming from the government side. It seems we need a jolt to remind us of this. A "killer stat" (literally) like Ghadbian's. A sort of lightbulb moment. We need to shine a light on Syria.

Stunning Images Show Life In Aleppo After Four Years Of Devastating Conflict

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

As Syria's national conflict enters its fourth year, we take a look at some recent pictures showing life in the embattled city of Aleppo. When upri...

For Syrian Children, the Harsh Winter Brings More Woes

Kumar Tiku | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Kumar Tiku

"We really need help to stay warm this winter," says Ibrahim* (10) who lives with his family in an Aleppo shelter after they were displaced from their home in Aleppo city by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

This Baby Was Pulled ALIVE From Rubble After 16 Hours

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

This is the dramatic moment a wailing two-month-old baby is freed from the rubble of a bombed building, after 16-hours under the weight of dust and ro...

Will Children of Syria Ever Heal From the Scars of War?

Kumar Tiku | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

During the course of my humanitarian work in Syria, I have listened to many children share their perspectives. The death of family members, whether siblings or a parent or other loved one is common. Being displaced from their homes, often more than once, and finding their friends and communities snatched away. Memories of repeated attacks from warring parties that flattened whole neighborhoods, fires that raged through the night stay with them.

Field Diary: 72 Hours to Travel 32 Kilometres - A Humanitarian Mission in Aleppo

Insaf Nizam | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Insaf Nizam

I was part of a recent humanitarian mission that delivered emergency assistance to children and families in six hard-to-reach villages in northwestern Aleppo governorate. For some families living in this remote area near the Turkish border, it had been almost two years since they had received humanitarian supplies...

Syrian Rebels Have Not Lost Their Fighting Spirit

Tam Hussein | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

Most fighters here are Syrians, as well as some North Africans and a smattering of Westerners. As I walk in with the doctor I exchange a glance with a Western fighter who clearly wants to remain anonymous. "Pakistani?" I ask. His Syrian friend responds on his behalf with a knowing smile: "Homsi."

British 'Suicide Bomber' Lived In House Of Child Murderer

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A father of three who is thought to have lived in a house once occupied by the killer of Sarah Payne has been named as a suspected suicide bomber in S...

Funeral On Boxing Day For British Surgeon Killed In Syria

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The funeral of a British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria will take place on Boxing Day, his family have confirmed. Dr Abbas Kh...

Jihadist Rebels Flogging And Torturing Syrian Children

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Syrian jihadist rebels are torturing and killing civilians, including children, for flouting "sharia" laws such as smoking cigarettes - and exacting t...

Images Lay Bare Destruction Of Syria's Largest City

Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

New images have laid bare the destruction caused by the Syrian civil war in the country's largest city. Satellite images from human rights organisa...

Crescent Of Evil: Fatwa Issued On Croissants

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

A fatwa has been issued on croissants in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria. The crescent pastries have been deemed "haram" (forbidden in Islamic ...